Monday, January 28, 2013

Latest Current Affairs: 28 January 2013

1. Union Finance Minister of India P Chidambaram will launch a new promotion campaign from Monday, 28th Jan 2013, to woo European investors to India as the government struggles to reverse an economic slowdown, rein in fiscal deficit and avert a possible downgrade by the rating agencies. Chidambaram will attend a roadshow on investment opportunities in India hosted by Deutsche Bank and Barclays Bank in Germany's financial centre and will hold discussions with leading representatives of European companiesand institutional investors. Where is this roadshow happening?
[Category: Business Current Affairs]
[A] Frankfurt
[B] Berlin
[C] Zurich
[D] Hamburg

2. India on Sunday, 27th Jan 2013, snatched the number one rank from England in One-dayers, courtesy their impressive 3-2 series-win over the visitors. India lost the fifth ODI here today by seven wickets but it did not impact the ranking. India, which started the series in third place at 117 ratings points, ended at 119 to re-claim the top spot in the ICC ODI Championhsip table after a gap of how many years?
[Category: Sports Current Affairs]
[A] One
[B] Two
[C] Three
[D] Four

3. Notorious thief Bunty Chor, wanted by the police in several states, met his nemesis through the Pune police on Saturday, 26 Jan 2013. Soon after he checked in at a lodge in the city, he was arrested by a team who acted on a tip-off. Bunty's role is suspected in over 500 burglaries across India. Cops who were present when he was rounded up said he appeared nonchalant. What is the original name of this thief?
[Category: India Current Affairs]
[A] Rajbeer Singh
[B] Rajinder Singh
[C] Harinder Singh
[D] Devinder Singh

4. Upset at the recognition coming late, a singer on Saturday, 26th Jan 2013, refused the Padma Bhushan award given by the government even as her family said only the Bharat Ratna would do justice to her reputation. What offended her was also the fact that artistes junior to her and “less accomplished” had been honoured by the government, which ignored the south in giving awards. Can you name her?
[Category: India News Current Affairs]
[A] S Latha
[B] S Janaki
[C] P Nayyar
[D] S Nayyar

5. Reliance Industries and its partner BP plc's KG-D6 gas fields and gas discovery area NEC-25 are among 14 oil and gas blocks that have been declared "No-Go" areas by the Defence Ministry, barring any exploration or production activity. Ministry of Defence has either withdrawn or withheld clearances for 47 oil and gas blocks. Of these, 14 have been classified as "No-Go" areas, sources privy to the development said. Why RIL-BP's KG-DWN-98/3 or KG-D6 block has been declared as "No-Go" area?
[Category: India Business News Current Affairs]
[A] It overlaps with a proposed Army Base
[B] It is touching international maritime boundry
[C] It overlaps with a proposed Naval base
[D] It is a disouted territory

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